For several years Ampersand Media created ‘Headlines’ – a show devised every day based on that morning’s news stories. One story was chosen and the audience met characters in individual tents specially created for the show. This was initially staged at The Albany in Deptford, before being remounted for the BAC One-on-One Festival. Ampersand also developed and performed Mini-Open-Air-Theatre: a series of short plays that were performed in a convertible MINI on the streets of the UK. Ampersand also toured the one-man show ‘A Different Place’ throughout the UK, a piece about an asylum seeker who had lost the ability to laugh.
2 Minute Interview:
How does your workshop relate to being in the NOW?
It’s about improvisation, listening and engaging with what is in front of you.
What are you most looking forward to doing within your slot at NOW?
Meeting lots of amazing people who will inspire songs about themselves.
Any tips on how the audience can most benefit from your workshop?
Be open, come and chat, and offer up possibilities.
At Deptford Lounge:
Reacting to the moment and bringing the present into song, Ampersand will use news stories on the 25th June and the people they meet in The Lounge on that day to inspire a series of songs that will be performed that very evening. The artists will connect with those around them to find stories and characters that can inspire songs and music.